MACVSO District 3 Information
MACVSO is the professional, state-wide organization with more than 120 specially trained and certified Veterans advocates known as County Veterans Service Officers, or CVSOs. CVSOs work collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, and nationally chartered Veterans Service Organizations. We promote the interests and welfare of U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, their family members, and survivors. We strive to enhance the quality of our clients lives through advocacy, counseling, claims assistance, and special programs. Each member of MACVSO is a Veteran.
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*We are located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in the Recorder’s Office, Suite 261B.
Kanabec County Veteran Services provides professional, caring and quality assistance to veterans and their dependents. We assist in obtaining benefits through local, County, State and Federal programs. As advocates we work with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, MN Department of Veterans Affairs and nationally chartered service organizations to ensure our veterans and dependents receive the benefits they have earned.
Our County Veteran Service Officer attends the most current trainings on the extent and meaning of new laws passed by the U.S. Congress in the interests of veterans and dependents. CVSO’s also know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs which clarify and implement the laws. We will apply our special knowledge in a way best suited for each veteran or beneficiary who visits our office.Examples of services we offer:
• Benefits Counseling
• Claims Preparation and Submission
• Claims follow-up
• Outreach and Advocacy
If you are interested in applying for benefits or curious about what benefits may be available to you, please contact our office. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 320-679-6380.
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Our Mission is to provide responsive, timely and compassionate assistance to veterans and their families, in applying for veterans benefits through state and federal programs. In recognition of their service to our nation, we will act as an advocate on their behalf and provide referrals to other agencies and providers, as appropriate.
The Kanabec County Veterans Service Office is proud to be a partner with the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration. The goals of the commemoration are to thank and honor the veterans of the Vietnam War for their service and sacrifice, including those listed as MIA or those held as POWs. The commemoration wants to highlight the service of the Armed Forces at home and abroad and those of our allies whose service and sacrifice we recognize and will not forget. For more information contact the Veteran Service Office